tv The Early Show CBS August 11, 2011 7:00am-9:00am PDT
good morning. wall street opened higher this morning as investors try to recover from a case of whiplash after the dow plunged 520 points on wednesday. we go live to the floor of the new york stock exchange and tell you how new concerns about europe are draining america's savings. a dougherty gang is caught after a high-speed chase and crash but didn't go down without a fight. we will get details about their time on the run. a heat wave in texas is giving way to record drought. the driest ten consecutive months ever but relief may be in sight. marysol castro is live in texas with the latest forecast and a closer look at the drought's devastating economic impact. new details emerge in the
disappearance of american robyn gardner where questions surround the man who was last seen with her. we will speak with a close friend of the woman coming up. "early" thursday, august 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs a lot of volatility in the market? >> yes but pointing higher. >> wild roller coaster ride on wall street. stocks opened higher a day after taking another major dive. cbs news national correspondent jeff glor on the floor of the new york stock exchange with the latest on this whiplash down there on wall street. hey, jeff. >> chris, good morning to you. >> reporter: you talk about the whiplash. the dow has been down more than 400 points, three out of the last five trading sessions here.
but as you mentioned, today, things did open up as we swing back and forth here and we prepare here on wall street for all of the markets for what could be another very interesting day. wednesday's bell brought the close of another trading day but it -- new fears over europe. severe economic problems in italy and spain have been in the spotlight. yesterday, the focus was on france. >> there was some concern that france would have its own aaa rating downgraded and that is because france invested heavily in the debt of spain and italy which already have big debt problems. >> reporter: french banks and u.s. financials got hammered. investors swiping money from stocks and stuffing it into safer investments, especially
gold. which continues soaring to new levels. >> gold prices spike at a time of uncertainty. >> reporter: this latest market slide has now taken the s&p down 18% since late april. the dow almost 10%. but there is always perspective. >> nothing goes one way forever no matter how good or how bad the news is. what is that stock trading is all about. >> reporter: for some added perspective, dow is still up more than 60% from its deep low in march of 2009. art cashin is here for that and many more rides. good to see you. let's talk about 2008 comparisons. people talking about that. is this similar to 2008? >> well, not exactly, although i must admit that the chief question yesterday was how do you say bear stearns in french? the concern in europe shifted from the debt of nations, the sovereign debt to worrying about the financial institutions. yesterday particularly, the large french banks. and that gave us a great deal of
concern because when it gets into the banking system as we learned in 2008, it can shift about quite readily. >> reporter: if you're average investor at this particular time what is the advice? stay away until all this calms down? >> well, i think the advice is pretty much sit tight. to act precipitously in this kind of a market can be very painful and very expensive. what i would say is you should review your holdings, see if you can add a little extra safety to them and if you have a particular industry or company that you think is getting very attractive, set a target. we have a saying here in wall street on days like this, put in silly bids. put in a very low bid that you think is may not get hit and if the markets get crazy, they may throw a bargain in your basket. >> reporter: our art cashin from ubs, go to see you, sir. >> jeff, thank you. joining is steve forbes, chairman and executive editor of
forbes media and also a presidential candidate. we heard from art he doesn't think this is 2008 over again. what do you think? >> it's not 2008 but a short-term series crisis. a concern about the value of the drar. fed made it clear they will knock the dollar down again and concern that the europeans are not dealing with their sovereign debt crises, not to mention their banks. 20 years ago we had a severe crisis with latin american debt which could have brought our system down. dealt with each country and how do you turn this thing around and restructure their debt and put in policies that got these countries growing again. the europeans are not doing it and people fear the drift. >> people remember the 2008 crisis. that one was about debt as well. another thing art mentioned is the markets were spooked yesterday and you mentioned this as well by the fear that the european bank could go the same way as a bear stearns or a lehman brothers did here in the united states. do you think that will happen?
>> i think short term the european bank will make sure it doesn't happen and french government will make sure it doesn't happen short term but didn't get around the fact the leaders have to act like leaders and doingic changes to get the countries and institutions back on their feet. recognize you have to take losses and here at home our central bank, the federal reserve, has got to stop trashing the u.s. dollar. it has not worked for two and a half years. >> do you think then if the federal reserve were to stop, for example, trashing the u.s. dollar they would have to raise interest rates to do that and make the cost of borrowing go up for people like you and me, anyone who wants to get a home loan. is there a possibility in order to get past this, we have to endorse near term pain as consumers in the united states? >> we are going to through the pain now with the unemployment that we have, the lack of a fundamental investing we are having in this country to get a real recovery. small businesses aren't playing the role they should. so in terms of strengthening the dollar, doesn't mean interest rates soar. what it means is you stop
subsidizing government debt and stop subsidizing big debt for big countries and get the economy moving. so it would have the opposite effect. stable dollar would bring in capital and allow savers to get a return especially the elderly. incomes have been hit by 400 billion dollars by this low interest rate policy. 400 billion has been lost by consumers. this policy is not working and go with something we know historically does work. we have seen this movie before and could have a happy ending if we get it right. >> another movie is playing out in washington. a stalemate. no matter what is on the table nothing gets done. do you think the political will to do anything right now? >> they will do some things in the next few months but i think in a messy way the messy democracy we have the shift is starting to turn. not a pleasant thing to see but there is consensus emerging we
must reform our convoluted tax reform. one prediction is astonishing today i think in the next few years you will see something happen hasn't happened since the 1970s a relinking of the dollar to gold. big things are starting to happen. start small and then it's going to get big and in a few years this nightmare will be behind us. >> steve forbes, appreciate you being with us today. >> thank you, rebecca. turning to the dramatic end to a nationwide manhunt for three fugitive siblings wanted for a multistate crimes spree that started in florida last week. we have the latest now from pueblo, colorado, where the trio is currently being held. >> reporter: after a violent crime spree, the dougherty siblings from florida are now in custody in pueblo, krochl. colorado. a sheriff's detective spa spotted them that started the latest chase. a fleet of flashing lights ended
the family affair for the dougherty gang. they were taken into custody on wednesday in pueblo, colorado. >> we continuously said these three fugitives won that battle with law enforcement, we would win that battle and that is what happened hood. >> for more than a week the siblings lee and ryan and dylan were on the lam. wanted in florida and georgia. a detective spotted them yesterday morning at a gas station. the chase was on. >> one of the occupants in the vehicle began to shoot at myself and the state patrol cars. >> reporter: after a 20-mile pursuit the trio crashed in southern colorado near waldenberg. >> the suspect fired at pursuing officers and then shots were fired at the crash site. >> reporter: lee dougherty attempted to fire at the officer but shot in the leg. one of the brothers took off running and captured by a bystander. >> i grabbed him. he put up a fight.
he grabbed him again again and yanked him down to the ground. he just said, "i give up." >> reporter: the cream spree began in florida last week when the police tried to stop the siblings for speeding. they fired 20 rounds of officer. several next days the trio were caught robbing this bank in pacifics with ak-47s. >> one of them jumped over the line and i was able to retrieve undisclosed amount of cash. >> reporter: all three have a criminal past. ryan dougherty 14 felonies on his record and accused sending sexually explicit text messages to an 11-year-old girl and dylan busted for drugs and lee dougherty has five felony charges including hit and run. on her flicker site she posted i lost to cause mayhem with my siblings. now the family will face charges together in three separate states.
fortunately, no officers were hurt in the chase as for the dougherties unclear which state gets to try the siblings first. the sheriff in pueblo is telling the community, quote, they are mine now. the u.s. military says it has successfully launched an attack on the insurgents who brought down the chinook helicopter in afghanistan over the weekend. the attack killed 30 u.s. troops including 17 navy s.e.a.l.s and an additional eight afghan commandos. cbs news correspondent seth doane has been following the store impri fry from afghanista joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that is right. after what was described as an exhaustive manhunt, coalition forces sent in f-16s launching an air strike to target those taliban insurgents who they say were responsible for downing that chinook helicopter. they say they struck and killed
the people responsible for downing that chopper. >> you have been embedded with u.s. troops the last week and a half or so. how important are these retaliatory attacks? >> reporter: for a moral perspective they are very important. the top u.s. general here, general john allen said this will not ease their loss. we were with a group of soldiers, a company of u.s. army soldiers as they learned that they lost one of their men. we saw how important that counterattack could be. a real psychological boost after an emotional blow. >> we have more news this morning of losses in the coalition. what can you tell us? >> reporter: that's right. nato reported that this morning, five nate tow service members were killed in a roadside bomb in southern afghanistan. the nationalities of those troops was not initially released. that won't be released until next of kin is notified. worrying people on the ground
here comes at a time when all of the talk is about handing over security to the afghan forces which security here on the ground appears to be anything but stable. rebecca? >> seth doane from south afghanistan, thank you for joining us. dallas, texas is expecting to see its 41st straight day of triple digit temperatures today. the high temperatures not helping a terrible drought which is taking its toll on everything from crops to cattle in the region. >> has an economic impact. marysol castro is in gainesville, texas with more. >> reporter: good morning. this is the second worst drought in this state's history and as you mentioned, it is affecting a very fiber of texas. agriculture and capital. the cattle inventory at the lowest it's ever been in nearly half a century. this is also turning out to be a very costly drought. some estimates put it at $5 billion in losses to the lone star state and it's expected to last through october. >> worst i've ever seen it.
>> reporter: veteran rancher frank sandman has been raising cattle in texas his entire life and he has never seen a drought this devastating. >> i want to say it's historic. this is going to wind up being worse than the '80s. >> reporter: the lone star state in the midst of second worst drought ever and dry ponds is taking a toll on the cattle farming. lack of water and triple digit heat has driven up feed prices and leaving ranchers no choice but to sell their herds or go broke trying to feed them. >> 75% of thee cows are probably getting killed. they are not going somewhere else and being turned out so they can come back. they are out of the picture. they are gone. >> reporter: each week, thousands of cattle are sold at auction houses like this in drought ravaged states like texas, oklahoma and kansas. increasing the cost of beef across the country. what do you think the long-term impact of that will be?
>> probably at the market think about people going to the stores and about their products. as a whole we all will see the affect of this drought. >> reporter: what is currently considered a problem only in the southwest may soon be felt across the nation. a reality sandman tries not to concentrate on. >> when you farm and ranch, you can't let a lot of things worry you. >> reporter: and here at the gainesville livestock auction the cattle will be sold and go out of state because the land here is not conducive to keeping t the capital. the good news rain is headed for texas. the state needs about 20 inches of rain to make an impact on the drought. they will only get half an inch of rain and lubbock about a quarter of an inch of rain the next 24 hours. elsewhere in the nation dangerous storms across the plains and parts of the south and come in rain and hail. golf ball-sized hail and gusty
thanks so much. that's your latest weather. chris and rebecca, the heat wave, people are still continuing to monitor the heat today. it is expected to go up to 104 in dallas. all eyes are turning to the sky. >> thanks. see you in a couple of minutes. still ahead, new questions in the disappearance of a maryland woman in aruba a week ago. we will speak to her roommate and close friend. a new law will soon limit teachers contacting with students on social networks. many teachers and parents aren't very happy about it. this is "the early show" on cbs. could be another day you're living with joint damage. help stop the damage before it stops you by asking your rheumatologist about humira.
for many adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis humira has been proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. humira's use in patients with ra has been evaluated in multiple studies during the past 14 years. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events can occur such as, infections, lymphoma or other types of cancer, blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection.
make today the day you talk to your rheumatologist. and ask how you can defend against and help stop further joint damage with humira. hey parents, it's going to be a see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! if your kids want to sound cool, they have to look cool! so, here's what they'll need: denim, graphic tees, leggings and tunics, more denim, backpacks, headphones, hair gel, denim, converse one star shoes, denim, shaun white hoodies and denim. school takes a lot. target has it all.
show." we've been following the story on robyn gardner. you get a sense of deja vu when you hear it. american woman who went missing, staying in the same town in aruba when knot lee holloway went missing in 2005. >> we'll speak with christina jones, gardner's friend and roommate about the desperate search to find her. all of that coming up on "the early show" when we come back on cbs right after this. stay with us. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by big lots, think extreme value, big lots. coffee doesn't have vitamins... unless you want it to.
new splenda® essentials™ no calorie sweetener with b vitamins, the first and only one to help support a healthy metabolism. three smart new ways to sweeten. same great taste. new splenda® essentials™. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? try acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus for exceptional comfort. it feels like it disappeared on my eye! [ male announcer ] discover why it's the brand eye doctors trust most for comfort. acuvue® oasys brand. you carry them around everywhere. yes i do, because cravings are everywhere. would you take a craving for me, cartwright? how would i -- exactly.
san francisco fire investigators are trying to find what started good morning. it's 7:25. let's get you caught up with some of the headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. san francisco fire investigators trying to find out what started a two-alarm fire in the haight neighborhood this morning. the fire apparently started in a clothing store near masonic avenue and waller street. it spread into an attic over a cafe. nobody was injured. still cleaning this up this morning. bart hopes to begin building a new line from fremont to san jose next year getting $40 million from the state. the state is also adding money for improvements on 880 and 101. the san francisco police department is moving officers from weekdays to weeknights and weekends.
bay bridge toll plaza. couple of cars involved including a big rig blocking lanes and traffic backed up towards the toll plaza. the fastrak lane is blocked. traffic backed up into the maze. slow coming off the eastshore freeway, as well. another accident south 880 right at fremont boulevard blocking lanes. traffic backed up through the area. 880 near 237 problem-free. lawrence has the forecast. fog and low clouds thick around the bay area today. probably a little bit cooler but not bad as we look towards the inland valleys right now toward pleasanton. we have some patchy fog there, but it looks like it will break up nicely, especially inland and that means here comes the summer sunshine again. patchy fog into the north bay valleys as well breaking up though toward the afternoon. numbers up into the 80s inland. 87 degrees in livermore. 80 in san jose. you will find 70 and sunshine into oakland this afternoon. 65 degrees partly cloudy skies in towards san francisco. patchy fog at the coast. another nice day for tomorrow,
morning clouds, then looks like cooler temperatures expected throughout the weekend. [ female announcer ] every box of general mills big g cereals can help your kids' school get extra stuff. they're the only cereals with box tops for education. you can raise money for your kids' school. look for this logo... only on big g cereals. you can make a difference. every cereal box counts. and safeway's 10% back to schools program, now there are two ways to earn cash for your kids school. from august tenth through september thirteenth look for products marked with the yellow bus and earn even more by signing up for e-box tops
at 2ways2earn.com. bottom of the hour, beautiful shot of the reservoir in central park. hi, everyone. i'm chris wragge. welcome back to "the early show." rebecca jarvis joining me this morning. >> good morning. >> erica hill is on assignment, she'll be back beginning of next week. coming up, teachers in missouri will soon have to be careful who they friend on facebook. a new law limits who they friend on the social networking site. >> we'll speak with a cyber safety expert about whether this makes sense to limit the interaction or whether the law might be going a little bit overboard. coming up first new details on an american woman missing in aruba. 35-year-old robyn gardner vanished a week ago. we'll speak with gardner's
roommate in a moment. first more on the story from cbs news correspondent elaine key has know. >> reporter: nine days after robyn gardner vanished on vacation with 50-year-old gary giordano, aruban authorities detained him. he said they became separated and she never made it back to shore. >> they've questioned did they rent the snorkel equipment? perhaps there's a record they could be looking into to determine whether or not this couple went snorkeling at all. >> reporter: witnesses say the weather that day was clear and the water was calm. acuban prosecutors wouldn't say what parts of his story are in doubt but in a statement to cbs news, they said "it was decided to detain him for further questioning on the possible drowning of the woman." prosecutors aren't the only ones
who have questions for giordano. her boyfriend claims it's highly unlikely she would have agreed to go snorkeling at all. >> i don't feel she'd go snorkeling. i feel in my heart something happened at this person's hand. >> reporter: in response on attorney for giordano said "there is no concrete or direct indication that our client might be involved in any illicit act." authorities can only hold giordano for five more days without pressing charges and until gardner is found the answer to what happened to her will remain a mystery. elaine key has know cbs news, new york. >> joining us now is robyn gardner's roommate and close friend christina jones. good to see you, sorry it's under these terms. was it like robyn to pick up and go away under the terms in. >> under the circumstances of just losing her job and going through a rough time that a trip
to anywhere seemed like a good idea. >> her boyfriend, richard, said he didn't believe there was a romantic relationship between the two of them and didn't really know much about this guy. you're her roommate. was this man gary giordano a big part of her life, was he a boyfriend? >> i wouldn't say he was a boyfriend. he was a friend and they've known each other for over a year now. >> he is the primary suspect in the case according to the aruban police. what do you know about him? had you met him many times over the years? >> i've never met gary. i've only heard about him in, you know, through robyn and everything that i'm hearing right now has been women coming forward. >> did she ever express to you the extent of her relationship was? >> just friends. i know it was a bit of a roller coaster friendship, good one day, not so great the next. >> not the type of friendship out of the ordinary for the two of them to go away?
>> no. >> you've been in touch with robyn's family. they've issued a statement, people can see that on our website if they choose to go to our site. how are they getting informion. >> her family? >> yes. >> her mom is working close with the aruban authorities and they keep her up to date as much as they can, but again there are so many questions unanswered and they're not getting those answers either, but they completely left it up and trust they're doing the best that they can do. >> you actually communicated with robyn while she was away on the trip. what did she say? did she give any indication there was anything that wasn't right? >> no. for me, i mean it was a standard mess annuage on facebook. she told richard she wasn't having a good time. her words were "this sucks." >> any reasons why? >> i don't know. a lady called in that met with gary and robyn on sunday in aruba, and she said she just didn't really even get that
feeling they were having a great time either. >> when you heard that she was missing, did it surprise you then? knowing the rocky relationship the two of them had? >> i think any time it would be a surprise if your friend went away and didn't come back, i mean i'm completely, you know, this is surreal. >> was there any concern on your behalf when you found out the two of them were going away? >> yes. >> did you think this was maybe not the best idea? >> i was not excited about her going away with gary. >> what was it about this guy that led you to kind of think that there may be something that's not necessarily, not right with the relationship but definitely not grounds for going
by unleashing a complete killing force against fleas and ticks. and not just adult fleas. what makes frontline plus complete is that it breaks the flea life cycle killing adults, eggs and larvae. and it keeps killing fleas and ticks all month long. that's why it's the #1 choice of vets for their pets, and yours. unleash a complete killing force in every dose of frontline plus. from body and bath shops? with olay get what you love at half the price with new olay body collections, tantalizing fragrances and olay moisturizing ingredients that transform lathering into lavishing. olay body collections. we all want fewer chemicals. new all free clear oxi-active. a free clear detergent that's tough on stains and gentle on skin. try new all free clear oxi-active. how'd you learn to do that? what'd you use?
every project we finish comes with a story built-in. it's how our rough ideas become "you did that yourself?" so when we can save more on the projects that let us fix, make, and do more... that just makes the stories even better. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now get this vanity and matching mirror for just $99. later this month a controversial new law takes
effect in missouri, aimed at preventing sexual abuse in schools, among other things prevents educators from having private online communications with students using social media like facebook. it's causing quite a stir amongst teachers who use the technology to keep up with students in an ever changing world. karen brown has the story. >> reporter: elliott is liking his summer. >> facebook is a great, great thing. >> reporter: the 14-year-old was recently allowed to join his friends on the social network and after just two weeks, he has more than 400 of them, none of whom are his teachers. >> it can't be any more public than this. >> reporter: a missouri law will soon make it illegal for educators like chuck collis to have private conversations with students on facebook and other social media platforms. that's a big problem for the science teacher who believes communicating online with kids today is essential to their
learning. and you're doing that already? >> yes. and this is no different from me sending e-mail to students which i've been doing for many, many years. >> reporter: collis feels the law unfairly tags teachers as potential predators but state senator jane cunningham who sponsored the bill argues it will reduce the threat of sexual misconduct. >> if predators are inside our classrooms we need to deal with that. >> reporter: and doesn't all together ban social media relationships. >> we only prohibit hidden communication between an educator and a student. >> this law could cause nothing but confusion. >> reporter: concerned about the threat to free speech, the aclu wants to defriend the legislation and may file an injunction. >> what they're doing is taking a bazooka to a fly out here, decimating a large amount of protected speech on an effort to stop a small amount of dangerous speech. >> reporter: facebook is
following the debate closely and released this statement to cbs news. "it is imperative that this law does not limit schools and teachers' abilities to use technology to educate missouri's students." elliott's dad understands the online dangers kids face, but worries this law could delete an opportunity for the facebook generation to connect with their teachers. so he's part of the 72% of parents facebook says monitor their kids' pages. >> and i can monitor his chats and those things that are private at any time. parents have responsibility. >> reporter: karen brown, cbs news, st. louis. >> and joining us now is attorney and cyber safety expert perry aftab, founder of wired safety, protecting international users from online crime and cyber bullying. >> good morning. >> if you look at what this law says, it sounds to me like it
could potentially keep the liability away from the schools and away from the state but not necessarily keep the predators out. is that how you read in. >> i think it's well-meaning but misguided. this law shouldn't have been passed. there are lots of other ways to get at it. it's fear based, whereas we're seeing a lot of good that's coming from teachers being able to communicate with their students and students being able to confide if their teachers when things go wrong. they're often the trusted adult. >> what would then be a way to securely keep kids in the clear? >> well, i think what we need to do is set up some policies, not necessarily laws, make sure that teachers know what they can and cannot do. we need to make sure students know where to go, in case teachers are acting inappropriately and know how to report it. we teach everyone to handle this in an intelligent way instead of turning off the faucet entirely. >> is this a band-aid to a larger problem, if a teacher is a sexual predator, they're going to be a predator no matter what? >> you put a band-aid on
somebody else for a problem somebody down the block has. i think it's totally off. we need to recognize there are ways of dealing with this and most teachers are not sexual predators. most have great relationships with students and social media is a crucial part of education these days. >> what will change cyber safety? is there a way to keep kids more secure and is there a law that would do that? >> i don't think i want a law that's going to make kids more cyber secure. we have sites, facebook is educational. people who deal with this and help teachers, a software called minor monitor that will allow parents to see what their kids are doing on facebook, others like that. we can educate all sides on how to handle this. you don't need a law. you need better education. >> what about the educators themselves. ? >> i think schools need to teach educators how to handle social media and interactions with students.
students don you need to draw the line, we need to teach them how to use the privacy settings so only certain things are available to students and from students to their teachers and teach them how to communicate responsibly with each other. >> perry aftab we appreciate your feedback. how about a return to teaching about the birds and the bees? we'll tell you why sex education may be making a big comeback. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. lots of sun, some rain and that's how they get this big and beautiful.
a mouthwatering combination of ingredients...e for you! i know you're gonna love. [ barks ] yes, it's new beneful healthy fiesta. made with wholesome grains, real chicken, even accents of tomato and avocado. yeah! come on! [ barking ] gotta love the protein for muscles-- whoo-hoo! and omega-rich nutrition for that shiny coat. ever think healthy could taste so good? [ woman announcing ] new beneful healthy fiesta. another healthful, flavorful beneful.
use your savings pass for an extra 20% off with your sears card. amazing prices. amazing styles. make this year amazing at sears! welcome back. coming up in our next hour an incredible breakthrough in the fight against cancer, major news for the first time, scientists were successful in using a leukemia patient's own immune system to kill tumors. >> this is incredible and a huge breakthrough, dr. jennifer ashton, whether it can cure other cancers as well, a lot of
people around the world are waiting for, it could be huge if it works out. >> this is a study that was 20 years in the making, the results are public and the news that was public yesterday is a real breakthrough. we'll talk about it when we come back here on "the early show" after this. bacon?! bacon! smokey bacon, meaty bacon, tasty bacon! bacon? ohh, la, la... oh, i say, is that bacon?! oh, good heavens! bacon! bacon! bacon! bacon! who wants a beggin' strip? meee! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum, yum, yum... it's bacon!!! mmmmm...i love you. i love bacon. i love you. i love bacon. i love you. [ male announcer ] beggin' strips! there's no time like beggin' time. and introducing beggin' thick cut. [ hero dog ] i'm gonna need a bigger mouth! hello parents, it's going to be your kids are going to climb beggin' rope. cut. they're going to have a year long tug war with the ceiling. and by the time they get out of 8th grade, they're going to do it with sweat on their brow and achievement in their hearts. so, this is what they're gonna need:
there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home.
firefighters are trying to hat caused today's good morning. it's 7:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. firefighters are trying to figure out what caused today's two-alarm fire in san francisco's haight district. it started before 5 a.m. at a clothing store near masonic avenue. it took crews about 30 minutes to contain it. nobody was hurt but some residents nearby had to be evacuated. new safety measures are being considered for the mavericks break. the san mateo county sheriff's office is considering using jet skis at the popular beach to save surfers who get in trouble. and the man charged with running down a 9-year-old boy in san francisco is due in court this afternoon. andrew vargas from hayward is charged with felony dui and hit- and-run for the collision last week. and a quick check of the
blockingle number 3 lane. earlier wreck out of the road approaching the bay bridge toll plaza, slow off the eastshore freeway. once you hit the toll plaza, still backed up all the way into the maze. it stays slow up the incline. 23 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. busy through downtown san jose. brake lights working your way through there. lawrence has your forecast. >> all right, gianna. we have some low clouds and fog a little thick out there this morning. even a couple of patches of drizzle. over the bay sun trying to breakthrough. we are going to see more sun this afternoon but clouds thicker today so temperatures down somewhat. still plenty of 80s in the valleys. inside the bay, you will see mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. 60s and 70s, some 80s toward the santa clara valley. at the coastline, even a glimmer of sunshine there. 50s and some 60s. i think the next couple of days the weather kind of holds here as high pressure is going to stick around through tomorrow. and then things begin to change. that ridge slides eastward, the temperatures will start to cool down. we'll see more low clouds and fog probably increasing drizzle out toward the coast. ,,,, ,,,,
and welcome back to "the early show." the dougherty gang has been on the run since last week, but this morning they're in police custody. the siblings are accused of committing crimes in florida, in georgia, but they were tracked down all the way across the country in colorado yesterday. coming up, we'll speak with the sheriff of pueblo county, colorado, and ask about how officers tracked them down in dramatic fashion. with rebecca jarvis, good morning to you again. good morning. there have been really amaze being breakthroughs in science. scientists were able to reprogram a patient's white blood cells and have them actually attack and kill leukemia cells. dr. jennifer ashton will have
details and how it could impact other treatments as well. the kind of thing so many people around the world want to hear. >> very good news. first the latest on the race to the white house that is heating up. the republican candidates will be squaring off in a debate in ames, iowa. nora o'donnell is there with a preview. nora, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. tonight will be the first of eight major declared candidates will be on the same stage together. it is the biggest week in the republican nomination. it's do-or-die time for former minnesota governor tim pawlenty. he needs a strong showing in tonight's debate ahead of saturday's main event, the ames straw poll. >> if anybody is asking why pawlenty and not these other candidates, i've actually done this stuff. >> reporter: pawlenty has struggled since the last debate where michele bachmann shined. >> as commander in chief, i would not lead from behind. >> reporter: bachmann has made
iowa the linchpin of her campaign and has been sharpening her attacks against president obama. even taking a shot at his use of the teleprompter. >> i have to confess, i forgot something. i just feel sick about it. i forgot my teleprompters to put them right here. >> reporter: iowans will also get a rare look at former utah governor jon huntsman and front-runner mitt romney, neither of whom is banking on the hawkeye state to deliver them the republican nomination. >> a lot of what happens in washington depends on what your priority is. my priority is creating jobs. >> reporter: looming large over tonight's debate, however, is the expected entrance into the race of texas governor rick perry. the latest national poll by "usa today" and gallup has romney leading the gop pack with 24%. but perry comes in second with 17%. and he's sounding more and more like a candidate every day. >> simply put, our country's in trouble.
our fiscal house is built on shifting sands. >> reporter: perry won't be on the ballot at this saturday's straw poll, but the results are being closely watched nonetheless. the event referred to by some as a beauty contest is an early test of a candidate's viability. a weak showing could be a setback for those who have invested the most resources like pawlenty and bachmann. >> would you give me your vote on saturday so i can take this movement and your voice to the white house? >> reporter: now, rick perry will not be here on saturday. instead he's going to be in the other key early states of south carolina and new hampshire. but he does juan the last word because guess what? he's coming here to iowa on sunday. and look, rick perry's expected entrance into the race could be a real game changer because he's very popular with social conservatives. chris? >> quick question, i noticed sarah palin news. apparently the bus is getting back on the road. where is she heading?
>> reporter: well, sarah palin is not on the ballot in the straw poll. she's not a declared candidate, but she announced yesterday she's taking her one nation bus tour here to iowa. that's right. she wants to be part of the debate clearly. again, she's not said she's running for president, but there's no doubt she wants to be where the story is. >> nora o'donnell in ames, iowa. thanks so much. good talking with you. now here's rebecca. >> three siblings accused in a violent crime wave are behind bars. the doughertys were arrested yesterday in colorado 145 miles south of denver after a high-speed chase. they were the subject of a nationwide manhunt after allegedly shooting at a police officer in florida and robbing a bank in georgia last week. kirk taylor is sheriff of pueblo county, colorado, and he's joining us now. good morning, sheriff. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. >> so there was this nationwide manhunt on for these three. how did you end up finding them? >> with a lot of cooperation
from the citizenry here. we received a tip from the citizens that they were camped up in southern colorado up in the mountains. and so i sent my deputies up there to see if we could locate them. and at that time they jumped on i-25. one of my deputies being very aware contacted them there. the chase started. and then subsequently after that, the state patrol took over the chase and did a fantastic job of bringing it to a good end. >> absolutely. any idea how it ended up in your state in the first place? >> you know, we were receiving intelligence from both the federal bureau of investigation and our state kayak intelligence agencies which is also run by the state patrol. so local law enforcement throughout colorado was aware that they were in the state. we had had a report the night before that they were seen up in colorado springs. and then a secondary sighting in canyon city which is just west of here. so we were aware, and we're very
hyper vigilant with respect to locating them. >> you bring up the fact that this came to a good end. and they were told -- we were told that these people were armed and dangerous. they were very -- people were supposed to be very cautious of them. are you happy? do you think that it could have ended in a much worsen air yoe? worse scenario? >> absolutely. i'm always happy when the law enforcement officers get to go home and be with their families and the bad guys go to jail. so we're very happy with the outcome. again, i can't say enough about the professionalism of the colorado state patrol and their officers. they took gunfire along with one of my detectives during the chase. there was a shooting at the end of the chase that's still being investigated. but the collaborative effort between the law enforcement agencies, the federal, state and local officers was just exemplary. >> thank goodness for that. and where will the charges now be filed? is it going to be in florida or in colorado?
>> well, we do have local charges that the district attorney will determine. personally, i think i'd like to see them answer for shooting at the state patrol officers as well as my detective here locally, but we understand that the other states are interested in getting them as soon as possible, as are the federal bureau of investigation. >> well, sheriff kirk taylor, we appreciate you joining us. nice work to you and your team. >> thank you, ma'am. let's talk a little weather. texas, another sizzling day down there as that heat wave just continues to stretch on. >> it's incredible, these 41 days straight. marisol castro. >> good morning. the second worst drought in this state's history. and even when we flew in yesterday, overhead everything just looks completely brown. this is really going to have a long-term effect, this drought, because it's historic. it's drying up rivers and lakes and turning them into sand essentially. it's destroying habitats and
ecosystems like crops, wheat, cotton, rice, corn and, of course, cattle. agricultural officials in washington are now keeping a close eye on the overall impact of the drought because it's going to have long-term effects on the entire country. it's going to drive up the costs of everything from crops to beef. so far 600,000 head of cattle have been sold out of state. so the auction here today of cattle ranchers are expecting to sell off some 3,000 cattle. and they're not going to stay here in this state. they're going to move elsewhere to neighboring states
in cancer treatment. we'll look at the successful use of a patient's own immune system to combat the disease when "the early show" continues. new splenda® essentials™ no calorie sweetener with b vitamins, the first and only one to help support a healthy metabolism. three smart new ways to sweeten. same great taste. new splenda® essentials™. discover aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals. give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on to even skin tone in four weeks. aveeno tinted moisturizers.
then go on to even skin tone in four weeks. sheets or bar? how do you get your bounce? yeah, when i heard the bar helps repel pet hair, just like the sheets, i figured, hey, maybe it'd work for bernie too. oh, hey bern. hey, honey. (soft laugh) woman: bar yes, hair no. [ dramatic soundtrack plays ] whoa! man: what is that? i don't know, but it burns! it's like fire. woman: ow, ow! i can't see. man: it's singeing me! it's the sun. get out of the office more often with chili's $6 lunch break combos. pair a texas toast half sandwich
this morning's "healthwatch," an important advance in the battle against cancer. for the first time scientists have been able to successfully target tumor cells by using cells from a leukemia patient's own immune system. >> the hope is that it may help fight other forms of the disease in the future. medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here to explain. great news. good to see you, jen. >> good morning. >> good to see you. this is a study that's been two decades in the making. the big question, how can a patient's own cells kill tumors? >> first, why it's so significant. this is really the trend in cancer therapy personalized targeted therapy. and leukemia is a type of blood cancer because we know that things like chemotherapy and radiation, very effective in
killing a tumor, but they also do a lot of damage to the healthy tissue. so at university of pennsylvania researchers have done in this case, they've actually taken something called a t-cell which is a naturally infection-fighting cell that kills things like bacteria out of the patients with leukemia, genetically programmed and modified it to recognize that patient's own tumor, put it back inside the patient where it then went on a seek-and-destroy mission and actually destroyed that patient's own leukemia or blood cancer. what's significant about this case, these things have been done before. this genetic modification, these cells have a special signal that allow them to be more potent, multiply, last longer, they're much more effective. >> how successful has it been, and what are some of the risks involved? >> well, they did only three patients. and obviously, you know as well as i do, rebecca, in medicine we like big numbers. they need to study much more patients for a much longer period of time. but in those two patiecases, tw
cancer free, one has had an impartial response. each of those cells that were put into the patients killed more than two pounds of tumor per patient. it was a significant result. >> with anything like this, are there risks involved? side effects? >> big side effects. you can't destroy this much tumor without the patients feeling it in some way. so they really got something very similar to a really bad viral syndrome. they saw things like chills. they saw some nausea, some fever in some cases, some acute kidney injury or kidney failure, even destruction of b-cells which are important in making antibodies to fight other infection. that's part of what they're going to be looking at in the future, how to modify the side effects and really follow that as long as they're also looking at good results. >> the study specifically looked at leukemia. are there other cancers that this type of treatment could impact? >> absolutely. we've reported it here at cbs with pancreatic cancer, with melanoma, ovarian cancer, this is the wave of the future. we'll be hearing a lot more about it. >> dr. jennifer ashton, we
appreciate it. >> for more on this advance in cancer treatment, go to our partner in health, webmd.com and search cancer gene therapy. coming up next here on "the early show" from grocery shopping to lottery tickets to car repairs, now the new economic reality is affecting millions of americans on a daily basis. we'll show you the good, the bad and, of course, rebecca -- >> the ugly. >> you got it. coming back on "the early show" in just a moment. "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by united health care. online in numbers. specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare.
is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ jeff glor is at the new york stock exchange with more. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. 3 out of the past 5 trading days here, the dow has been down at least 400 points. yesterday you mentioned 520 points. leading a lot of people to question whether this is 2008 and 2009 all over again when
markets lost half their value. we asked steve forbes about that earlier. >> it's not 2008, but it's still a short-term serious crisis. there is very real concern about the value of the dollar. that's made it clear it's going to knock it down. that's going to hurt prooichlt investme private investment, concerned europeans are not dealing with their debt crises. >> reporter: traders here on the floor agree it's not 2008, but that doesn't mean that the wild swings airport over. dow futures pointed to a higher opening, then a lower opening, then stocks opened higher. >> jeff, people want to know, where are they going to close? what's the general consensus there on the floor? do they think it's a good sign they're higher this morning? >> reporter: yeah, i think so. you keep hearing the word "volatile." they don't know when this is all going to end. >> jeff glor, we appreciate it. thanks for reporting for us. and americans have been tightening their belts for years in this difficult economy. now they're strapping on their seat belts as well as the economic ride gets even bumpier.
cbs news correspondent whitt johnson reports on how folks are cutting back. >> reporter: for a snapshot on how americans are coping in a poor economy, all it takes is a peek under the hood. >> the customer doesn't want to repair it. >> reporter: since last year, joe tessa, service member, glen echo exxon in maryland, says business has declined 15%. >> are people saying this to you? i don't have the money for that? i can't pay for it right now? >> absolutely. they're very candid about that. they're saying that through these hard economic times, they can't afford it. >> reporter: if it ain't completely broke, don't fix it. maybe the new national trend. in a recent survey, aaa found one in four drivers have neglected maintenance on their vehicles. one in eight are unable to afford a $1,000 repair. folks are cutting back on just about everything. jocelyn barris says nowadays it's all about the deal. >> you watch very carefully how i spend my money. i use coupons. >> reporter: coupons?
>> coupons. >> reporter: some are looking for cheaper cell phone service or are dumping those premium cable channels for an alternative online. >> video sites like hulu, for example, is one that's very well known, or they're taking netflix subscriptions. so they're getting their movies that way. >> reporter: the commerce department reports in june, consumer spending dropped 0.2%. the first downturn in nearly two years. >> i just try to economize every way possible. i think we all have to. >> reporter: with high gas prices, high unemployment and unstable financial markets, there is little confidence. >> inevitably, if you're going to be watching all this, it does tend to raise your anxiety levels. >> reporter: which is bad for business. just ask joe tessa. >> every time i think i found a new low, another one is just right around the corner. >> reporter: after 14 years on the job here -- >> well, i'm a positive person. >> reporter: -- staying optimistic has never been so hard. whit johnson, cbs news, glen echo, maryland. >> one of the things that whit
was talking about was the fact that people are buying lottery tickets more. there was the big powerball drawing last night, $220 million. there is one winning ticket. >> my home state. >> that's right, the state of minnesota. so whoever did win out there, congratulations. >> i'm happy. i'm happy for that person. >> it's amazing. $220 million. >> somebody there is benefiting a little bit. one thing that is interesting, though, if you look at the stock market declines, i've been talking to analysts about this, they say another $140 billion in consumer spending could fall by the wayside as a result of this decline just because people see it and their confidence goes down. >> that's what we've been talking about week after week. it's what drives the economy. people are not willing to spend. they don't want to part with their money. >> it's confidence. >> on a day-to-day basis. it starts at the top from the leadership in washington. it's got everybody scared. stay with us. the nation's largest school system decides to make education mandatory. we'll talk about that next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
san francisco fire investigators are trying to find what started a two- alarm fire in the haight hborhood this mornin good morning. 8:25 is your time. san francisco fire investigators are trying to find out what started a two- alarm fire this morning. the fire apparently starting in a clothing store near masonic avenue and waller streets spreading into the attic over a cafe. nobody was hurt. and they are still cleaning up at this hour. bart hoping to begin building a new line from fremont to san jose next year. the project getting $40 million of funding from the state. the state is also adding money for improvements on interstate 880, highway 101 down in the south bay, as well. and a man charged with running down a 9-year-old boy in san francisco is due in court this afternoon. andrew vargas out of hayward is charged with a hit-and-run of a
♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] because you never stop improving your recipe... we never stop improving ours. we've added a touch of philly cream cheese to kraft natural shredded cheese, which adds a touch of creamy to any dish. kraft touch of philly shredded cheese. we're not just making great cheese. we're taking it further. ♪
good morning. brand-new trouble report along 237 an injury accident blocking lanes at north first reported westbound and eastbound. if you look on the sensors we have delays in both directions. also busy off the 880/237 interchange. traffic is at a standstill bumper to bumper. use an alternate. northbound 880 improving through downtown san jose but sluggish as well as the connector of 880 through 17. thicker fog today. we are going to clear you out and bring you sunshine but gray over the city of san francisco. skies breaking up a bit but temperatures going to be cooler probably today. still very warm as you as you make your way toward livermore about 87 by the afternoon. 86 in concord. you will see some 70s inside the bay maybe as high as 80 in san jose. out toward the coastline, patchy fog, 50s and 60s. next couple of days looking good toward the weekend. we expect some cooler temperatures across the board.
,, [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it.
welcome back to "the early show." this airplane banner is one missouri mom's message to our leaders in washington. "thanks for the downgrade. you should all be fired." we'll meet the woman and find out the big response she's gotten for doing it. >> got to the point. >> didn't fly it over washington but flew it over wall street down there and everybody got the message. welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge long with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is on assignment. it seems the movie industry always finds a way to pack in the crowds at the theaters. how it's been able to do that and find an audience even in the tough economic times. by the way it usually does. people all this industry
recession proof. >> i think it's one of the great elixirs for only $15, too. escape for two, three hours, just $15. that's a separate issue. a major development involving sex education. chicago became the first city to incorporate sex ed into the public school curriculum. it's been a hot topic of debate. new york city schools officially announced middle and high school students will be required to take the controversial sex ed classes. >> then at puberty certain glands begin to work and our bodies begin to change. >> what's puberty? >> puberty is a lot of things. >> the birds and the bees. >> when does menstruation start? >> each girl's body sets up her own time and rhythm. >> it seemed like a harmless and innocent lesson given my coaches and teachers in the 1950s. >> perhaps the biggest changes you'll ever go through in your entire life. >> but that innocence gave way to the sexual liberation of the '60s and '70s. ♪
a rise in teen pregnancy and sexually transmitt education into the rampant public school system has been the main issue in this campaign. >> in 1969 "60 minutes" report profiled local politicians battling over a decision to include sexual education in the school's curriculum. >> something had to be done, somebody had to try something to help some of the youngsters along because of the number of divorces, the number of pregnancies, the number of children that were dropping out of high school because of problems of this type. >> if we're going to prevent the spread of hiv, each and every one of us must do our part. >> in the '80s the spread of aids and subsequent push by health officials to promote safe sex was met with opposition. >> get your free condoms. >> vd devastated school is what this will be as a result of this program. >> through the decades the debate centered around one fundamental decision, should
issues like premarital sex, abstinence and homosexuality be taught at home or in the classroom? >> i firmly believe that sexual education should be taught at home, that parents should have a vested interest in their children's future. >> i see absolutely nothing wrong in them being taught sexual education by their teachers. >> perhaps the most sensible answer lies somewhere in between. >> it would be nice to have a collaboration people to work together, educators and parents. >> joining us now is dr. logan levkoff. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> parents or some critics will tell you parents should be teaching this, but why do you think it should be taught in the schools? >> i'm a parent and a sex educator so i operate in two different worlds. there's no question parents should be talking to their kids about sex and sexualities from the time they're born. we teach our kids about safety and sexuality from the time
they're born. this isn't just about sex. we're talking about anatomy and sexual development, healthy choices, responsibility, consent, respect, and these are all topics that it's never too young to learn about. >> we polled some of the youngsters out there. let's listen to what some kids have to say where they should be learning the birds and the bees from. >> i would say it would be easier for a teacher to talk to you because you don't have to live with them you know? >> so what do you think? >> there are a number of parents who have a hard time talking to their children and teens about sex so i mean, hopefully we can could this at home and do a better job talking but you know, good sex ed supplements what parents are doing all the time. i don't have enough time in the classroom with every student to give them everything the parents should be doing but we have to work together, parents and school systems together. >> let me ask you this, because a lot of kids will and we're all
probably guilty shut about your parents that make you uncomfortable. will they do the same with teachers? is this another way for kids i don't want to hear about this from my teacher? >> absolutely, you know they do not. they want sex education. research told us time and time again they want comprehensive sex ed in schools, they deserve the education, and the way to get through to young people and as lessents, don't belittle them suggesting their feelings are unimportant or relevant, you're young, you'll get over it. we eliminate pleasure, once we stop talking about that or deliberately omit it we lose our teens. we have to be honest with them and give themically accurate healthy information. >> if the parents aren't involved and it's only the schools teaching it, do the kids still come away with the same message or do the parents have to be involved as well? >> parents should always be involved but my job as a sexuality educator is not to teach my own personal values. i give a range of perspectives,
let students explore them themselves and i say go home and talk to your parents about theish auto yous. parents give the values, i give the facts and that's what a good textuality program sexuality program is about. there's no thing as being too young. kids at 11 are exposed to the sexualized imagery in pop culture, same sexual language and they need the same language. >> never too young or too old. >> my oldest students are 82 and they need the same information and good healthy sex ed. >> thank you. appreciate it. now we turn to marysol in texas for another check of the weather. >> good morning, you guys. good morning, everyone at home. we'll go straight to the maps and show you the national outlook for today. some parts of the country seeing beautiful conditions, that would be portions of the northeast and midwest, but there you can see that strong line of storms from the plains into the south, we're looking at hail, rain, wind, and
>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now back over to rebeak ka. >> thank you. now americans say they are unhappy with washington and wall street and also ek pressing their frustration in various ways. before we speak with one very angry woman, cbs news national correspondent jim axelrod has a look at what citizens are saying to the people who represent them in congress. >> reporter: now that they're home maybe it's no surprise that senators from arizona like john mccain -- >> you say we need to raise taxes on the american people that's not true. we need to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> reporter: to house members from colorado like corey gardner are getting an earful. >> i think our government has gone to pot. >> reporter: but with disapproval of congress at an all-time high of 82%, the
surprise may be how civil most town hall meetings have been around the country. congressman joe walsh's town hall outside chicago it was a contentious as a kiss. >> thank you. >> reporter: nothing compared to two augusts ago. >> fascist pig! >> reporter: when voters breathe the fire over health care reform. it all makes sense to congressman walsh, a tea party republican. >> now a lot of folks don't know who to direct their ire too. they're confused. >> reporter: maybe another old rule of politics, voters hate congress but love their congressman. just 24% of americans feel most members of congress should be reelected, 56% feel their own representative deserves to be sent back to d.c. or it could be voters are simply beyond anger. that's how political scientists larry saboteau explains.
>> there comes a point in opposition to anything where the anger turns into pure disgust and people shrug their shoulders and don't waste their time. we could be at that point. >> reporter: that would mean big trouble for incumbents down the road. >> well, one woman in missouri wasn't as restrained as some of those folks. lucy nobbe was so fed up with washington lawmakers that she hired a plane with a banner reading "thanks for the downgrade. you should all be fired" and since there's a no fly zone over the capitol she sent it over wall street. lucy nobbe, good morning. >> hi, good morning, thanks for having me. >> what made you do this? >> pretty much the downgrade that happened on friday, last friday, i was with friends all weekend, and everybody was very upset about getting downgraded and i felt that it was mostly
because of the behavior of the politicians in washington, d.c. >> so were you directing this message at washington, d.c., or at standard & poor's? >> actually, washington, d.c., not standard & poor's at all. i didn't even realize -- well, since we couldn't fly over washington, d.c., being that it's a no fly zone, the airplane guy said, well, how about new york city? sure. >> he suggested it, he came up with the idea. how much did you pay this guy to fly? >> $895, and he even gave me a discount because he liked my enthusiasm. >> was it money well spent? >> a million times over. but i seriously never thought i would get this much attention, and how thousands of people, strangers have called me thanking me, telling me that this is how they feel, they're so glad somebody could stand up
and say what everybody else is thinking. i had no idea. >> even though you couldn't put your message on top or over washington, d.c., do you think it reached washington, d.c.? >> i can't imagine that it didn't, but i sure hope so. i really do. >> what do you ultimately hope to accomplish here? do you have an objective? >> at first i was thinking i really wanted, you know, congress and the senate and the president all to be able to work together and cooperate with each other, and that was really my original message, but i think from what all the people that have talked to me have said, get out and fly your own banner. i can't believe the difference this has made. >> wave your flag. >> that's right. >> get your message out there. >> um-hum. >> we really appreciate you joining us this morning, lucy nobbe, thank you. >> thank you. >> and now here's chris. with the economy faltering,
many americans are cutting back on vacations. as the summer approaches, there are great deals to have had at home and abroad. peter greenberg joins us with tips from tampa, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> it's been an expensive summer to travel, air fares are up, hotels are booked everywhere. all of the planes are crowded. where would you say the bargains are now? >> what happened is the travel deals are not announced until the end of august and take it about a week after labor day. not this summer. you're finding deals for example right here in florida, if you book in the next two or three days, all of the hotels go down to $69 a day, but that is from august 14th through october 1st. you want a great weekend in las vegas, package deals, air fare from new york to las vegas, two or three nights at the mgm grand $640, down from where it was earl whier in the summer and cruise area, a four-night cruise
from miami to cozumel on celebrity, $329 a person, that averages out to about $80 a day, that is not a bad deal and last but not least, if you want to go overseas to london, new york to london on delta is about $678. last week that fair was $1,900 and that's coach. >> what are the best deals domestically. if i'm sitting at home and watching, what are the very best domestic deals i can find? >> the best deals within 300 miles of home, a drive to vacation. midweek summer is all open. a lot of school systems are going to start in about two weeks and about august 26th the fares are going to drop even more. >> got it. the u.s. dollar is also taking a beating against the euro and the pound. there are great bargains overseas, where the dollar is still king. are there any target spots you like overseas? >> go to the places that have already had their economic
meltdown like greece. air fares down $900. portugal the euro is killing the dollar. hotel fares right now about $114 a night. iceland a great deal, because they had their economic meltdown, air fare under $700 with hotel and they give you an additional stopover, a flyover to london. >> not bad at all. you talk about these being some of the lowest published dates. any way for consumers to find better deals out there? >> very much so, don't just go by people trying to be competitive on the rate. get them to be competitive on their value, don't just go by the published rate. if a hotel is advising a rate for $150 a night, ask an additional question, can my kids stay free, can they eat free? in city hotels, ask them to throw in free parking. i was in a hotel, asked them if they had a rental car, i found out they were charging $52 for parking, i saved $150 for free
it is the summertime, hollywood is rolling out its action packed blockbuster movies. in the rough economic times will the crowds keep packing the theaters? you may be surprised. wall street started the day with a tumble. >> a brutal day on wall street. >> stocks plummeted. >> even in tough economic times for generations the conventional wisdom has been that the silver screen is recession proof. >> say it once, sam. for old time's sake. play "as time goes by." >> one ticket stub got moviegoers hours of unique entertainment and a comfortable
seat in air conditioning. >> what about us? >> we'll always have paris. >> it was the only thing to do in which you could get cool and meet in a community and entertain yourself. movies still are a great entertainment$7.89, and with so many other distractions available to audiences from facebook and iphones to video games, are movies still worth the price of admission? >> too high and concessions are ridiculous. >> my movie habits reduced from going once a month to twice a year. >> i like to go but $14 a ticket is too much. >> despite america's frustration with theater prices, fans came out in record numbers to the latest harry potter and "bridesmaids" sent audience members laughing into the streets. >> be careful!
>> we all had the flu, a coincidence. >> some may not be laughing at the cops, in tough times we need a small break from reality. and despite the sluggish economy the summer's movie box office ticket sales are currently up nearly 4.5%, attendance is up more than just 2%. joining me now is paul der ga garabedigarr bead dergarabedian from boxoffice.com. >> quality is recession proof so if the movies are good people will go. people fixate on the price of the movie when they don't like the movie. if you have a great time and enjoy that experience you come out of there and don't say i just paid $14 for that, i can't believe it, i'm not going back but if you have a great experience you don't think about the price.
it's like a great meal. if you go to a restaurant and spend a lot of money and have a great meal and wonderful experience you don't care what you paid. you only care when you had a bad experience and that's why hollywood has to deliver on every movie, otherwise you could lose the audience. >> good point, plus prices continue to climb and climb some more. how about this summer, what are the movies you think are recession proof for the summer viewing audience? >> obviously harry potter, that's always recession proof. people love that series of films so much. they showed up there with an emotional response, and what you want is an emotional response from the audience, almost to the point of irrationality. in other words, they'll line up at midnight to spend money to go see these films. "planet of the apes" did better than expected last weekend, yesterday "the help" opened based on the best selling novel. people who read that book will go out and see that movie no matter what and that's what you need from the audience, so that
they are not fixating on the price. they're fixating on the fact that they must go see something. >> absolutely. we heard that ed wyesterday on show. we talked with the people from "the help." what other movies in terms of genres do best? >> r-rated do well "the hangover part 2" "horrible bosses," "bad teacher," all r-rated raunchy comedies, escapist, something like "planet of the apes" you're laughing, having a great time, communal environment. >> paul, sorry to cut you off. we're running out of time but people love to laugh. we appreciate all of your insight today. >> sure, thank you. >> always when you get out of my movie, two hours, i can't get it back. for $15 even though it is expensive especially talking about bringing the entire family
firefighters are trying to figure out what ca good morning, i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. firefighters are trying to figure out what caused today's two-alarm fire in san francisco's haight district. it started before 5 a.m. at a clothing store near masonic avenue. it took crews about 30 minutes to contain it. nobody was hurt. new safety measures are being considered for the mavericks break. the san mateo county sheriff's office is considering using jet skis at that popular beach in order to save surfers who get in trouble. and the man charged with running down a 9-year-old boy in san francisco is due in court this morning. andrew vargas from hayward is charged with felony dui and hit- and-run for the collision last week. and a quick check of your stocks looks like the market is rallying up 287 points at this
through the area. accident is cleared westbound 237 at north first. our sensors show a lot of delays through there, also seeing delays along northbound 101 and you can see live look here. it's getting better but still crawling along westbound 237 to 880. elsewhere an earlier accident southbound 880 at industrial. that's now over to the right shoulder but still slow through the area. also the bay bridge sluggish from the lower deck as well as the upper deck into san francisco. that's traffic. lawrence has your forecast. >> all right. we are looking gray around the bay area. fog thicker today and slower to burn off. still we'll squeeze in some summer sunshine and warm up nicely but gray over coit tower at this hour some of the fog spilling into the bay but it's beginning to break up in spots and that means by the afternoon that sunshine is going to come in and well, we are going to see temperatures in the 80s well inland. as you get inside the bay a lot of 60s and 70s for today maybe as high as 80 in san jose. at the coast patchy fog, you will see a sliver of sunshine, 50s and 60s at the beaches. tomorrow again going to be very similar but as we head in